Quality is not a trade-off
We build on Time, on Budget, with defined Quality level. Please, choose two.
— Project Manager’s anecdote
The thing with this anecdote, that Project Manager forgot or undoubtedly fixed the 4-th element: the Scope.
But the Scope is a matter of trade-off!
That’s why a better version of an anecdote would be:
We build on Time, on Budget and Scope we’ve defined. Please, choose two.
— Project Manager’s anecdote 2.0
Or not anecdote at all:
We build on Time and on Budget as much as we can from Scope we’ve defined. Please, prioritize the Scope.
— Project Manager’s not anecdote at all
Inspired by Julie Zhuo’s article: Quality is not a tradeoff.